Part of the poster

Prize-Winning Research Poster

A research-style poster about PIP Kit has won praise in an online university conference. The Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering (SAgE) at Newcastle University held an Online Celebration of Research this week. The poster titled “How Can Lifelogging Help Disability Benefit Claimants?” won “Best Poster”, announced today 5th June 2020 during the conference’s online closing event and later publicly on Twitter.

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The Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University which houses Open Lab

PIP Kit as a Service

The PIP Kit design created during last year’s study helps support advisor-assisted form-filling appointments to make a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). In the current pandemic situation where controls are in place to limit human-to-human transmission, face-to-face (F2F) assistance is severely curtailed. To enable the use of PIP Kit diaries remotely, I have been looking how an online digital service might help advisors and claimants generate, distribute, complete and share information – all without F2F appointments.

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Partial screen capture of the web page documenting the Minister's statement published on

PIP Health Assessment Contracts

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has previously notified its intent to deploy a new system to deliver a combined PIP and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) / Universal Credit (UC) work capability assessment system. This would be a £3.15 billion contact with a single organisation as part of the Health Transformation Programme (HTP), integrating with a single digital platform developed separately by DWP.

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